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Clergy Official | July 30, 2023

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July 30, 2023

The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has made the following Clergy Assignments. They are effective as noted.

Clergy – Priests

Reverend Maciej Mankowski, has resigned the pastorate of Divine Mercy Parish, Massillon effective immediately and remains on a medical leave of absence. 

Reverend Donald King, continues as pro-tem Administrator of Divine Mercy Parish, Massillon until September 1, 2023.

Very Reverend John Sheridan, V.F., from rector of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist and pastor of Saint Peter Parish in Canton to pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, Massillon effective September 1, 2023 and remaining a Dean in Stark County. 

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Financial Investigation Expands; Evidence To Be Shared With Law Enforcement

Press Release | A review of financial irregularities at two Youngstown Diocese parishes has expanded beyond the Rev. Maciej (“Matthew”) Mankowski to include scrutiny of another priest, the Rev. Chris Henyk. The evidence collected thus far will soon be turned over to outside public law enforcement authorities.